8: The Mormon Proposition

8: The Mormon Proposition

Director: Reed Cowan

Cast: Reed Cowan, Dustin Lance Black, Tyler Barrick, Spencer Jones

     
 

In 2008, California voters were asked to weigh in on Proposition 8, a ballot measure that would amend the state constitution to specify that marriage was legal only between a man and a woman, effectively ending the drive to bring gay marriage to California. Proposition 8 was passed, the first time California voters had agreed to limit civil rights by law, and among… See more details below

Overview

In 2008, California voters were asked to weigh in on Proposition 8, a ballot measure that would amend the state constitution to specify that marriage was legal only between a man and a woman, effectively ending the drive to bring gay marriage to California. Proposition 8 was passed, the first time California voters had agreed to limit civil rights by law, and among its most vocal supporters were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-Day Saints, better known as the Mormons. Mormon groups contributed 22 million dollars to advertising campaigns in support of Prop. 8, and some Mormon activists took part in inflammatory disinformation campaigns about the possible effects of making gay marriage legal. Filmmakers Reed Cowan and Steven Greenstreet examine the role of the Mormon Church in the battle against same-sex marriage in the documentary 8: The Mormon Proposition, as well as examining Mormon doctrine on homosexuality (including church-approved programs to "cure" homosexuality), suicide rates among gay teens in Mormon communities, and misleading comments from Mormon leaders on the impact of Prop. 8 on religious freedoms. 8: The Mormon Proposition received its world premiere at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/13/2010
UPC:
0754703763464
Original Release:
2010
Rating:
NR
Source:
Wolfe Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:20:00
Sales rank:
70,295

Special Features

Closed Caption; Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dustin Lance Black Narrator
Tyler Barrick Participant
Spencer Jones Participant
Linda Stay Participant
Kate Kendell Participant
David Melson Participant
Dennis Herrera Participant
Quentin L. Cook Actor
Freddy Karger Participant
Carol Lynn Pearson Participant
M. Russell Ballard Actor
Thomas Monson Participant
Emily Pearson Participant
Gavin Newsom Participant
Mike Nelson Participant
George Cole Participant
L. Whitney Clayton Actor
Chip White Participant
Rocky Anderson Participant
Katherine White Participant
Liz Towne Participant
Barry Lynn Participant
Deanna Worthington Participant
Julie Stoddard Participant
Darren Curtis Participant
David Baker Participant
David Baker Participant
Millie Watts Participant
Trevor Southey Participant
Gayle Ruzicka Participant
Bruce Barton Participant
Melissa Bird Participant
Bonnie Owens Participant
Miyo Participant
Paul Mero Participant
Chris Buttars Participant
Michael Waddoups Participant

Technical Credits
Reed Cowan Director,Cinematographer,Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Mark Barr Cinematographer
Bruce Bastian Executive Producer
Brian Bayerl Editor
Benjamin Brown Sound/Sound Designer
Suzi Civita Musical Direction/Supervision
Marian Eckley Cinematographer
Steven Greenstreet Cinematographer,Editor,Producer
Nick Greer Score Composer
Thomas Chase Jones Score Composer
John Paul Kinhart Editor
Emily Pearson Producer
Todd Petersen Cinematographer
Toby Quaranta Cinematographer
Christopher Reece-Volz Cinematographer,Producer
Derrick Shore Cinematographer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- 8: The Mormon Proposition
1. Chapter 1 [:16]
2. Chapter 2 [7:36]
3. Chapter 3 [11:34]
4. Chapter 4 [9:35]
5. Chapter 5 [8:36]
6. Chapter 6 [8:23]
7. Chapter 7 [7:36]
8. Chapter 8 [7:45]
9. Chapter 9 [11:39]

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